Mia Passione - River Grove

4.9
36 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

Taste the difference at Mia Passione. Blending Old World flavors with American hearty fare, this culinary gem, mere minutes from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, features fresh pasta, steaks, seafood and classic Italian specialties.

Mia Passione puts a little piece of heart in every creation, from the made-fresh-that-morning pasta to the savory, saucy pizzas, prepared fresh inside the restaurant's 6,000-pound wood-burning oven. Relax with a classic, craft cocktail inside a colorful, cozy dining area, complete with Frank Sinatra on the stereo. Food is fresh and hearty, made to the owner's exacting standards -- if it's not good enough for them, it's not good enough for anyone. Mia Passione is open for dinner only, Tuesday through Sunday.

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FM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam is the perfect hostess, the food is awesome. Sam mixes the best martini's and knows and remembers her customers. She is awesome and her customers are treated like family.

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N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mia Passione is a great little gem of a restaurant. The service is warm and friendly, the owners are frequently present, making their customers feel right at home and they are willing to many different needs. It is a small place, great for intimate dinners, family gatherings, or anything in between. The food is outstanding, my favorite is the grouper with the roasted potatoes. Lamb chops are another big hit also, as well as an extensive wine list. I highly recommend this place!

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k
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been here before always go to that other place next-door wanted to give this a try very modern upbeat yet authentic Italian. When you walk in a wonderful aroma of garlic hits you and then comes the warm garlic bread pieces served with oil and cheese. Sammy Our server made you feel like an old friend like you wanted her to sit down and join you she knew the menu inside and out and explained how things were per paired . Started off with the fresh mozzarella warm and comforting. Chicken marsala was the best I’ve ever had! My sister had a chicken dish lemon and capers can’t remember the name of it but it was amazing. And the very best part are the garlic potatoes never had anything like this they are to die for.
Topped it off with cappuccinos for dessert will definitely be back. Had to try the gravy so got an order of meatballs to go,had them the next day They were better than expected sorry I didn’t get an order of those potatoes as well.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious meal with my family!

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GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't say anything negative about Mia Passione. Food is excellent, service exceptional, parking is convenient.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mia Passione provides a wonderful meal, prepared fresh, comes to you steaming hot. Everything is tasty, especially the grouper, lamb chops, roasted potatoes, and spinach. Although I have never had it, I hear the pizza is outstanding as well. It has nice ambiance, service is attentive, but overly-so. It is a small restaurant, good for small groups, but I understand they can accommodate larger parties. I would highly recommend it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic waitress great food and a very nice atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the salmon with a side of these delicious potatoes. Due to a Football game, the restaurant was empty and we had the server’s full attention. I would go again.

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p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal- HUGE portions! Great service- Sam (Samantha) is a wealth of knowledge.
Great neighborhood restaurant find!

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MO
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice little place on Grand in River Grove with easy parking (free parking lot next door). Excellent Italian food, with many veggie options. Good selection of wines, with by-the-glass options.

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d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

40 miles from home for Mount Carmel / Fenwick game we stopped in for dinner before the game. Absolutely wonderful! Service was great and food was as well. Will be going back!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service.

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MK
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mia Passione is several cuts above most restaurants in this neighborhood in terms of both food and service. Shrimp ravioli with arrabbiata sauce featured large, pristinely fresh shrimp in perfectly cooked pasta with a well-balanced spicy sauce. My husband loved the pork chops - excellent cut of expertly cooked pork with great accompaniments. Portion sizes are very large in deference to what's expected in this area. It is true, as others have said, that the restaurant is somewhere between fine dining and a sports bar. It's beautifully decorated - but with several large televisions. I find this unique and kind of charming, actually. It's a very comfortable dining experience. Service by Sam was friendly, yet very polished.

Some reviewers have mentioned that the prices are high for the neighborhood. If you're looking for 2 pounds of spaghetti for $9.95, this is not your place. If you value excellent food and service, you had better get over here before the restaurant raises prices, cuts portions in half and moves out the the west loop, where it would fit in nicely.

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FF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve had dinner at Mia Passione, River Grove several times and have never been disappointed. Our waitress( I believe her name is Sam) is always so attentive, family friendly and makes some great drinks! She gave our two year old granddaughter a popsicle and comped tiramisu and a tortufo to celebrate our son’s birthday. We had 5:30 reservations but had the restaurant to ourselves?? The prices aren’t bad for decent portions and home cooked Italian food. This place must be the best kept secret in the neighborhood - we highly recommend trying Mia Passione!

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W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Samantha is the most awesome waitress
I've ever had, she knows her food and her drinks best Italian restaurant in the area.

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W
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Samantha is a awesome waitresses and the food is great , Karen is a awesome hostess ,we love this place so much we drive from Aurora IL to come here to River Grove IL
This place is absolutely the best.

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Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife left the restaurant arrangements to me. I came across Mia Passione. Though a fan of Italian I haven't been to many establishments. I glanced at the menu and saw a picture of the dining area and figured it deserved a chance. A chance that I was happy to take. It was a family affair so this time our kids attended. And the server even took a picture of us next to the pizza oven. All in all it was a worthy dining experience.

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RM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this place. The staff is wonderful and the food has always met our expectations. It’s also a good place to watch sports or a movie on one of the many televisions.

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FM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam is a gracious hostess, the food is awesome and I will recommend and I will be back again.

Fran Marciano

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time! The food was great with a full bar! Not over priced! Loved the old time music, plus not too loud! Sammy was awesome! We will be back and bring others with us!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Unprofessional service, oddly bad food in some cases, decor was nothing special and the price was way too high for all the above reasons.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for our anniversary and the waitstaff couldn't have been nicer. The food was delicious, I had the Lamb Chops and my wife had Veal Marsala with Parmesan crusted potatoes. My wife tried a couple of martinis and really enjoyed them both. I think we found our go to Italian restaurant.

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MH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff and good service. A little slow at first, but perked up as the night went on. Food was tasty, overall. One in the group had undercooked ravioli. She asked for a change and the server was very accommodating and brought a new dish for her of gnocchi. Unfortunately, that dish was overcooked, so not the best night for the kitchen. Otherwise, good food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Good people great service!!!

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BE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome little place.

Nice, modern decor. GREAT food. Good location. Easy parking in back. Ownership/Service is friendly.

Thumbs up!

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent restaurant with exceptional food and amazing service..

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night out with friends! Food was tasty- salmon special- yummy! Lobster ravioli- delicious, eggplant parm - good. Zucchini stack appetizer a must. Server was excellent, knowledgeable & fun! Pistachio tartufo to die for!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with friends. Greta food and wonderful service. This will be my go to place when I’m in the Rosemont area

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fried calamari and spicy penne arrabbiata is out of this world!!!

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d
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their Chilean Seabass was outstanding! Samantha's martini's and cocktails are the best! Love it there; have ordered homemade Italian entrees from Mia Passione's for our holiday serving next wee.

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EE
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a taste for Italian and found Mia Passione on Open Table. The reviews were great, the location right for us so we booked. OWhat a total pleasure Samantha, our server and location manager, was. The dishes were both delicious and beautifully presented - perfect for a wintery night. The complimentary bread is served hot and fresh from the wood burning oven. A great experience at an impromptu choice.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service every time we visit! We are huge foodies and dine out several times a week. It has quickly become a favorite!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only is the food phenomenal, the staff and Samantha are amazing! Keeps us coming back every week! The food is authentic and i can’t say enough good things about it!

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G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. A little pricey but worth it for special occasions. Not your everyday quick stop restaurant. Food was very good. Service - excellent!

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KL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Have been here many times. Food and service are both excellent!
I highly recommend this restaurant!

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